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Joshua Hammer's Story of The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Abdel Kader Haidara was a son of a scholar who grew up in an intellectual environment in Timbuktu. He was not a wealthy person. After his father’s death in the early 1980s he inherited the family’s centuries-old manuscript collection. 513 more words

Fine Art

Work is okay, life is good

I took a break from work the other day and went out to the guy down the street who makes egg sandwiches for around a dollar a piece. 371 more words

Thoughts On Mali

Stuck in the Middle

Mali has been an independent country since 1960 and had an active multi-party democracy since 1991. They have seen conflict and changes in government and economic failures and progression. 593 more words

Thoughts On Mali

BET to honour Akon with the BET Global Good Award

BET (DStv channel 129) is to honour hip-hop superstar and global humanitarian Akon with the 2016 Global Good Award at the BET Awards. The award honours individuals championing endeavours which positively impact change and heighten awareness in different parts of the world. 285 more words

International Arm Wrestling Championship; Traore is the champion of champions

Mali’s Sibiri Traore also know as Superman emerged champion at the first  International Arm Wrestling Championship in Bamako, Mali after defeating fellow country man Mamadou Sylla aka the German in the highly rated bout. 137 more words

Getting a read on Serval

From January 2013 through July 2014, the French military carried out on Malian territory a vast intervention codenamed Opération Serval. It has been reputed to be the largest unilateral overseas deployment of France’s armed forces since the Algerian war ended in 1962. 1,762 more words

2nd TMT Workshop in Bamako

From 7-9 May 2016, the second TMT-AOPP workshop was held in Bamako, Mali. This workshop was held in the context of the Tailor Made Training… 352 more words